In an attempt to minimize the negative financial
impact of the COVID19 outbreak, Finnair has decided to adjust its
traffic program and resources to better reflect the decline in
As such, Finnair has cancelled flights to
Mainland China - Guangzhou, Nanjing, Beijing Capital, Beijing Daxing, Shanghai, Xi´an
- until 30 April 2020.
In April, Finnair will fly to Hong Kong with one
daily frequency instead of the normal two daily frequencies.
The airline has also cancelled two weekly flights from its
Osaka route, and will fly to Osaka during the summer season (29 March
– 24 October 2020) with 10 weekly frequencies instead of the
earlier scheduled 12 weekly frequencies.
The Finnish airline has cancelled its daily flights to Seoul
from 9 March to 16 April 2020 and postponed the opening of its new route
to Busan from 31 March 2020 to 1 July 2020.
The airline is also cancelling its flights between
Helsinki and Milan from 9 March to 7 April 2020, following an
updated travel advisory from the Finnish Foreign Ministry
Finnair customers affected by these changes can
then either seek for a full ticket refund or postpone their travel
by contacting Finnair customer services. Finnair is also offering customers who
have bookings for any Finnair flights in March the possibility to
change their travel date to the same destination until the end of
June 2020, if they so wish.
Finnair has confirmed that it will soon start negotiations on planned temporary layoffs
affecting the entire Finnair personnel based in Finland.
to the current estimate, the possible layoffs would be implemented
so that all employees within the co-operations process would be
temporarily laid off for a 14-30 day period.
start on 12 March and are expected to last for two weeks. Similar
personnel measures will also be taken in countries outside
Finnair is also adjusting its other costs
globally, such as sales and marketing activities and other